technical program

17 November 2015, DAY 1 (Technical Presentations)
08:30-09:00
Registration



09:00-09:15
Tony Ponsford
Welcome & Announcements
Raytheon Canada

09:15-09:35
Dale Reding
Opening Remarks - Role of DRDC
Director General S&T (Air & Navy)

Tracking Session #1: Maritime Tracking
09:35-09:55
Rajiv Sithiravel*,Bhashyam Balaji^ and Thiagalingam Kirubarajan*
Presentation
*McMaster University
^DRDC Ottawa
B-Spline Based Image Tracking by Detection
09:55-10:15
Rajiv Sithiravel*,Bhashyam Balaji^, Mike McDonald^ and Thiagalingam Kirubarajan*
Presentation
*McMaster University
^DRDC Ottawa
Geolocating Multitarget in High Clutter Using the B-Spline Based Joint Maximum-Likelihood Probabilistic Data Association Algorithm
10:15-10:35
Zhen Ding and Peter Moo
Presentation
DRDC Ottawa
Track Retrodiction for HFSWR
10:35-10:55
Derek Yee*
Presentation
*Raytheon Canada
Multiple Model Retrodiction and Track Stitching – a practical example
10:55-11:20 Coffee Break

Special Session on Space
11:20-12:05
Major (R) Marc Fricker
Invited Talk
Canadian Space Society
Data Fusion in the hierarchy of sensors dedicated to the Surveillance of Canada’s borders
12:05-12:15
Announcement
12:15-12:30
Group Picture
12:30-13:30
Lunch (not provided)
13:30-14:15
Colonel (R) Andre Dupuis and Maria Rey
Invited Talk
Space Strategies Consulting Limited (SSCL)
The coming flood of Earth Observation Data: Challenges and Opportunities
14:15-15:00
Paris Vachon
Invited Talk
DRDC Ottawa
Performance of the SAR-AIS Association System in Polar Epsilon
15:00-15:25 Coffee Break

15:25-16:10
 William Jefferies
Invited Talk
LOOKNorth
TBD
16:10-16:30
Zheng Liu
Presentation
University of British Columbia
Multi-Sensor Image Fusion: the Next Stage for Research
16:30
Day 1 Closing Remarks & Adjourn
18:00
No-Host Dinner at Coasters Gourmet Grill (54 York Street)
18 November 2015, DAY 2 (Technical Presentations)
08:30-09:00
Registration



09:00 -09:10
Tony Ponsford
Announcements
Raytheon Canada

Tracking Session #2: Target Tracking
09:10-09:35
David W. Maybury*,Steven Horn^
Presentation
*DRDC CORA
^DRDC Atlantic
A Long Time Frame Prediction Model for Tracking Ships
09:35-10:00
Rajiv Sithiravel*,Bhashyam Balaji^, Bradley Nelson^, Ratnasingham Tharmarasa* and Thiagalingam Kirubarajan*
Presentation
*McMaster University
^DRDC Ottawa
Maritime nonlinear target tracking by using magnetic anomaly detection signature
10:00-10:25
Phillip Curtis*, Moufid Harb^, Rami Abielmona^ and Emil Petriu*
Presentation
*University of Ottawa
^Larus Technologies
Evaluation and Comparison of Video Object Tracking Techniques Based on Motion and Appearance Modeling
10:25-10:40 Coffee Break

10:40-11:05
Qingsheng Zeng
Presentation

On Prediction of Propagation Loss Over Spherical Earth Surface Based on UTD
Fusion Session #1: Maritime Situation Awareness
11:05-11:30
Elisa Shahbazian*, Anthony Isenor^, Y. Allard*, M. Mayrand* and M. Lavallée*
Presentation
*OODA Technologies
^DRDC Atlantic
Analysis of Future At-Sea Information Environment Deployed on Naval Platforms
11:30-11:55
Alex Plachkov*, Rafael Falcon^, Rami Abielmona^, Voicu Groza*, Diana Inkpen* and Emil Petriu*
Presentation
*University of Ottawa
^Larus Technologies
Risk-Driven Hard-Soft Information Fusion for Increased Maritime Situational Awareness
11:55-13:00
Lunch (not provided)
13:00-13:25
Scott Syms
Presentation
MARLANT BIS
Vessel Monitoring Services Maritime Forces Atlantic
13:25-13:50
Rafael Falcon*, Rami Abielmona* and Sean Billings^
Presentation
*Larus Technologies
^University of Ottawa
Intent and Risk Assessment with Automated Response Generation in Maritime Surveillance Operations
13:50-14:15
Stephen Se
Presentation
MDA Systems Ltd.
Object and Activity Detection from Aerial Video
14:15-14:40
Eric Meger
Presentation
Maerospace
Big Data Challenges in Maritime Domain Awareness
14:40-15:10 Coffee Break

15:10-15:50
Panel Discussion: "Trends, Gaps and Requirements in Tracking and Fusion"
15:50-16:00 Tony Ponsford Wrap up sessions
16:00-16:30
Organizing Committee Workshop Review